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Management Of Hiv In Pregnancy

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...think your choice is wrong. Stigma about HIV can limit the services available to you. This is called discrimination. Stigma and discrimination are often based on fear and can happen when people don't know all the facts about HIV and pregnancy. You may face stigma because you choose to have a child. "In my culture everyone really pressures you to have children." You may face stigma because you choose to not have a child. Whatever you are...
Ask the Experts

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this website.My psychiatrist hooked me up with a paedeatric oncologist - I think that basically means a doctor who deals with children who have cancer. I was taken through the wards and all of a sudden my problems seemed completely... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this website.My psychiatrist hooked me up with a paedeatric oncologist - I think that basically means a doctor who deals with children who have cancer. I was taken through the wards and all of a sudden my problems seemed completely... Read more »

Just diagnosed and very concerned...

Hi.I'm writing from England, UK and have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 37, and a viral load of 470,000.In terms of commencing therapy, I want to start with a Protease Inhibitor combination instead of an NNRTI, as I have been advised that a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...She can not take Sustiva as it has been linked to risk of birth defects. There are data supporting the use of Kaletra during pregnancy and this could be a good choice. It also may be convenient if you were on the same or similar regimens and... Read more »

Safe sex (POSITIVE PREGNANCY)

My questions are: Is it advisable for couple on medication with cd4 above 150 to have unprotected sex cos we want to have baby? Does protected sex have any negative effect on anyone already on medication? Apart from condoms, are there any other form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives.Dr. BobPositive PregnancyBy Vaughn Taylor and Hanna TessemaWinter 2007Many HIV-positive women are reluctant to become pregnant because they fear they will pass the virus to their fetuses or that they will become too sick or disabled to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"I Have an Evil Child at My House:" Stigma and HIV/AIDS Management in a South African Community

... The study examines the social roots of stigma through a case study of HIV/AIDS management among young people in a South African community, drawing from interviews, focus groups and fieldworker diaries Read more »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...many others need diabetes medication, and some need insulin Most common form of diabetes, usually occurring after age 45 Gestational Diabetes Occurs in some women during pregnancy Pre-Diabetes Blood glucose levels are higher than... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...appetite loss but is not legal or available everywhere. Nausea, vomiting, and anorexia can be particularly problematic for pregnant women who may be experiencing morning sickness because of their pregnancy. Ways to cope with nausea include: ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

DOJ Investigating Alabama Resort After Manager Prohibits HIV-Positive Child From Using Pool, Restrooms

...Resort in Silverhill, Ala., in preparation for a possible discrimination lawsuit after a manager at the facility prohibited an HIV-positive child from using the facility's swimming pool and restrooms in July 2007, the Birmingham Press-Register... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

HIV and pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...now 19 y.o. and is interested in having a baby within the next two years. She's asked me if there's any info out there about pregnancy and HIV because she feels her doctor is not supportive of this. Since she hasn't asked, it's not clear if it's... Read more »

I just tested Poz

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
Eliza and W/B are positive. My W/B was out 2 days ago and we are still waiting my partner's W/B. I haven't got the luxury to tell my family, due to several health problems it would kill them. Am lucky though to have a family friend I could talk to.... Read more »

Help Me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can anyone help me. Found out a week ago, that I'm HIV+, my CD4 count is really high (my doctor didn't even think I had HIV, repeated my test), and my viral load is undectable. I Read more »